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SkyTech Shadow Gaming Desktop: AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core, 8GB DDR4, 1TB HDD, Radeon RX 580 4GB, DVDRW, AC WiFi, 500W PSU, Win 10 (Black) $499.99
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Why that CPU though...
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Why that CPU though...
3.7GHz and 4 cores. Really no need for more with a 4GB 580
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just for fun, I priced out what this would cost if you purchased all the parts and put it together yourself. I picked lower cost cases, memory, etc, but not the very lowest cost....and I included windows 10....all at NewEgg. Total Cost $510. If you have nothing that can be salvaged for a new build, this isn't bad...at least from a cost standpoint. Not sure I'd pick the chip, etc....but it would be a good desktop machine for very light gaming.

Of course, if you can salvage stuff from your previous build, then it doesn't make sense to buy a full system...just add/change what you need to.

I give it a thumbs up for value....
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So 2700 is only 5% faster in single core tasks?

How would this CPU perform in simracing? Simracing in VR?
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I feel like every Skytech pre built posts are posted by the same two people.
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Is this overkill for my dad who just uses YouTube, email, Netflix, and ms office? I want him to be set for a long time.
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Is this overkill for my dad who just uses YouTube, email, Netflix, and ms office? I want him to be set for a long time.
Make sure you get a SSD not a HDD. hdd too slow for this day&age.

& I would make sure you have a very large drive. Some older people store & never remove anything so future proof with large drive.
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Is this overkill for my dad who just uses YouTube, email, Netflix, and ms office? I want him to be set for a long time.
He doesn't need a dedicated GPU for sure. Get him something more basic, like a budget office machine. This is a budget gaming desktop.
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My mom wants to get my little brother a gaming PC around this price range (400-600), but they know very little and don't want to bother with building. I live out of state and am not really a PC gamer either, so Idk much. Would this be a good deal? I'm sure you could always upgrade if he wanted to, right? It isn't a rush, so if this isn't that great then I'll wait, but if this is decent then I'd like to notify my mom about this.
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Is this overkill for my dad who just uses YouTube, email, Netflix, and ms office? I want him to be set for a long time.
This really isn't the right build for him.

To be honest, he'd probably be happier with a laptop. My parents switched and won't go back to the desktop I built for them.
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My mom wants to get my little brother a gaming PC around this price range (400-600), but they know very little and don't want to bother with building. I live out of state and am not really a PC gamer either, so Idk much. Would this be a good deal? I'm sure you could always upgrade if he wanted to, right? It isn't a rush, so if this isn't that great then I'll wait, but if this is decent then I'd like to notify my mom about this.
This is a pretty solid entry gaming build.

The parts you probably want to upgrade in order:
1. Soon: Replace HDD with SSD
2. In a Year: Upgrade to Ryzen 5 2600 or something with similar gaming performance for cheap
3. Within a couple years: Upgrade to 16GB of Ram
4. In 2-3 years: Replace the GPU with an RX 780?

There's a reasonable argument to be made for replacing the power supply.
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So 2700 is only 5% faster in single core tasks?

How would this CPU perform in simracing? Simracing in VR?
I've so some sim racing in VR. It is awesome, however motion sickness is a major concern (and much more likely while sim racing than when doing room scale vr). And motion sickness is much more likely of you don't have the framerate maxed out at all times.

With a overclocked 1700x and GTX1080 overclocked, I have to have the setting turned down quiet a bit off of max, and have to tweak them each track on games like AC, and project cars in order to keep the frame rate up. I do t think this machine will do good as a vr sim racer.
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Make sure you get a SSD not a HDD. hdd too slow for this day&age.

& I would make sure you have a very large drive. Some older people store & never remove anything so future proof with large drive.
Haha. Exactly.
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